Color Country Natural Resource Camp

What is Color Country Natural Resource Camp:

For nearly 30 years, the Color Country Natural Resource Camp(CCNRC) has introduced high school students to natural resource career fields and a variety of recreation activities. This camp is locatedin beautiful southwestern Utah with a fantastic staff of natural resource professionals who will show you a world you’ve never seen before.

If you are looking for a great way to start your summer and you love the outdoors, this camp is for you!

Registration is now open!

1

Become a 4-H member

Watch these videos to learn how to enroll as a first-time member or returning member on Zsuite.
2

Register for the Color Country Natural Resource Camp

Once you are a 4-H member, search under 'Events' on Zsuite for the 'Color Country Natural Resource Camp'.

Register

Dates & Deadlines

Camp: May 31 - June 4th, 2022
Registration opens: March 15, 2022
Mandatory Parent Meeting: May 18th, 2022 @6:00 pm at the Extension office. (339 S 5500 W, Hurricane, UT 84737)

$100

  • Age: 10th - 12th Grade (Must have completed 9th grade)
  • Mandatory Parent Meeting: May 2022

Color Country Natural Resources Camp 

May 31 - June 4, 2022 (A Camp)

Blue Springs - Panguitch

Time

Tuesday

May 31, 2022

Wednesday

June 1, 2022

Thursday

June 2, 2022

Friday

June 3, 2022

Saturday

Jun 4, 2022

7:00


7:30

7:00 Pick up suburbans 

7:45 Meet at USU Extension Office

8:00 Leave for camp

Breakfast


7:30 Morning Gathering/Pledge

Breakfast


7:30 Morning Gathering/Pledge

Fishing – Lael

Birding –Nicki

Fish Printing - Mel and Meghan

Rock Collecting - Miriam

Photography - Vern/Ed

Breakfast/Solo Hike

8:00

Camp Set up

11:00 Intro/Rules

What we love about the outdoors

Leadership Review (Sandy)

Field Investigation

8:00 – 12:00


Students do field notebook at the beginning of each investigation.

  • Wildlife - Nicki
  • Aquatics - Mel and Meghan
  • Soil - Randall
  • Vegetation - Vernon

Field Investigation

8:00 – 12:00


Students do field notebook at the beginning of each investigation.

  • Wildlife - Nicki
  • Aquatics - Mel and Meghan
  • Soil - Randall
  • Vegetation - Vernon

8:00 Breakfast / Pledge



Field Investigation

9:00-1:00

  • Wildlife - Nicki
  • Aquatics - Mel and Meghan
  • Soil - Randall
  • Vegetation - Vernon



Pledge

Take down camp

11:00

Team Building Activities – Vern/Ed

Group Picture & Awards




12:00

Lunch - Pizza

Field Notebooks - Kyle

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch @ Panguitch

1:00

Field Investigation

1:00-5:00


Students do field notebook at the beginning of each investigation.

  • Wildlife - Nicki
  • Aquatics - Mel and Meghan
  • Soil - Frannie
  • Vegetation - Randall


Recreation Activities: 1:00-5:00


  • Horseback and Archery (Adam UDWR)
  • Shooting and Wilderness survival - Jaime and Vern/Lael, Ed, Drew


Recreation Activities: 1:00-5:00


  • Horseback and Archery (Adam UDWR)
  • Shooting and Wilderness survival - Jaime and Vern/Lael, Ed, Drew

Lunch 1:00




Archaeology - Laurel Glidden




  Leave for home 1:00


6:00

*Start potatoes at 2:00 in firepit

Dinner / leaders meet

Dinner / leaders meet

Dinner / leaders meet

 

Dinner – Baked Potatoes 

Ben - Dessert

Guest speaker - Adam

UDWR Outreach Manager

6:30 - 7:30

Dutch Oven Cook Off - Miriam and Randall

Final Journaling Activity

 

6:30 –8:00

 

Guest speaker - Josh

UDWR Conservation Officer K-9

Conservation Capstone - Vern/Nicki

 

8:30 – 10:00


Team Building Activities – Vern 


Journaling in field notebook (Kyle)

Field Notebooks - Kyle

Campfire and games - Drew


Slide Show - Ben

 

10:00 - 12:00

Astronomy - Cameron/Randall

Photography - Ed

       
























Blue Springs @ Panguitch Lake

Coordinates: 37.69827941140158, -112.66333647937539

ccnrc map

Meet the CCNRC Staff

Scholarship Opportunity

Omar Scholarship

Marian (Omar) Jacklin, Archaeologist with Dixie National Forest, was one of the first people to come on board with implementing the Color Country Natural Resource Camp in 1994. For over 20 years, Omar taught students about the archaeological resources in this area and the value of other cultures.

Working with kids and youth was very important to her and she enjoyed sharing her knowledge of the past with students. With a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Archaeology from Brigham Young University, she excavated and surveyed her way across much of the western United States and even dug in Syria in the 1980s.

Omar was always cheerful and willing to lend a hand. She loved helping students gain an appreciation of natural resources through anthropology, archaeology, and photography. Omar passed away in 2017 and her presence at the camp is greatly missed. In honor of Omar, the Color Country Natural Resource Camp awards a $500 scholarship to one attendee each year that exemplifies qualities that Omar brought to the camp: leadership, participation, enthusiasm, and kindness.

In addition to the scholarship, there are several camp fee waivers available.

Camp Photos

CCNRC Sponsors

The Virgin River Program

The Virgin River Program provides financial support which helps make the camp possible. For more information visit virginriverprogram.org

US Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service

 

Veyo Pies

Veyo Pies has donated over 10 pies a year to the CCNRC for over 10 years now! Thanks to them, campers enjoy a fantastic dessert, so big thanks to them! If you are ever near Veyo, be sure to stop in and get some pie. It is amazing! 435-574-2132, www.veyopies.com

Eden Valley Produce Co.

Eden Valley Produce provides fresh produce to Enterprise and surrounding areas. The owner Kyle, donates his time to support the camp as well.

US Dept. of Interior, BLM

The Arizona Strip District and St. George Field Office each contributed a $5,000 grant from the Bureau of Land Management’s “Take it Outside” initiative to encourage more children and their families to spend more time outdoors on public lands; to improve the overall health of our nation’s children; and to promote stewardship of the public lands

Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

 

Dixie Conservation District

The Soil Conservation District provided significant funding to the Camp.

Utah DNR

Utah State University Extension

Washington County, Iron County, and Salt Lake County